Yagyu no sho
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... elephant / capybara / rhino / giraffe / mouse / snake / tortoise / anteater / et cetera. Quite the zoo!
Tokyo’s attractions were by no means exhausted, but we have lots of the rest of Japan we’d still like to see, so the next day we used our Japan Rail (JR) Passes to hop on the Shinkansen (bullet train) and headed up to a town called Nikko, in the foothills north of Tokyo. Nikko is home to a collection of temples, four ...
We arrived at the top, 3,776 m height, in good time. we enjoyed a really expensive coffee and noddle soup at the one station hut near the crater.
Viewing the sunrise was amazing! Suddenly, it was all bright and and the view across all the nearby mountains was spectacular. You can get really close to the crater which was surprising for me.
After freezing but beautiful hour off watching the sunrise, it was time for the way ...
... with what we could do, especially as most of the attractions are outside. We stayed in a lovely traditional Japanese Inn (Suimeiso) with its own onsen. Our room was typical, with one large, simply furnished room used as a sitting room, dining room and bedroom. The floor is covered with tatami (closely woven straw) mats and for dinner low tables and cushions were brought in and then removed and replaced with thin "futon" mattresses for sleeping. During our stay we were ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
Wasted no time going from the base of Fuji to our first onsen (hot spring baths). The minerals in the water are supposed to do good things for the skin. It felt amazing to rest our muscles and get clean after the trek. Checked into Hakone Suimeiso ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse. This is where you are served a kaiseki meal in your room ...